Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
21.0.2

4.0

Adobe Photoshop free download for Mac

Adobe Photoshop

21.0.2
20 January 2020

Professional image editor.

Overview

You can download Photoshop for Mac as a part of Creative Cloud for only $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you have purchased an earlier software version).

Adobe Photoshop remains the gold standard in the photo-editing software used by thousands of creative individuals worldwide. Enhance images and create the graphic design in a user-friendly digital studio with an extensive suite of retouching tools.

Features

Easier masking with a new frame tool

Enjoy simpler and faster masking using a new frame tool. Easily place shapes and text into placeholder frames and fill them with images. To create elliptical or rectangular shapes, choose the Frame Tool + "K."

You can place an image into a frame by dragging an Adobe Stock asset, choosing a library asset from the Libraries toolbar, or uploading it from a local disk. The framed pictures are always placed as Smart Objects so as you can scale them proportionally and non-destructively.

Rethought content-aware fill workspace

Adobe has recently launched its new Content-Aware Fill workspace to let users work with the content more easily than before. A new task space is powered by Adobe Sensei technology, enabling you to choose which source pixels to scale, rotate, or mirror. You can check all the changes in a live full-resolution preview and save them to a new layer.

A new feature of multiple undo

Now, a multiple undo mode is a new default. Easily undo multiple steps while working with the content, pressing Control + Z (for Windows OS) and Command + Z (for macOS).

Improved Usability

The hidden reference point

In Photoshop CC, all item transformations are happening around a pivot point. It is hidden by default now to prevent accidental repositioning.

Double-click editing

You don’t need to switch tools anymore to start editing the text. Quickly enter an editing mode by double-clicking on a selected text layer.

A new auto-commit feature

Don't worry about losing your results when working in Photoshop. Now, an auto-commit mode is enabled by default and all changes are saved automatically. You needn't longer to click Enter (on Windows) or Return (on macOS) or press the Commit button. Transform your content efficiently without fear of not save the results of work.

Transform objects proportionally

In the latest version of Photoshop, most layer types are transformed proportionally by default. You can change pixel layers, type layers, bitmaps, and Placed Smart Objects preserving all the item proportions. Keep in mind, the vector layers are still changed non-proportionally.

Blend mode preview

Check various blend mode options on your image by simply scrolling over them. Free Photoshop lets you see a live preview of these modes.

Paint symmetry

Create beautiful mirrored artworks with a new Paint Symmetry feature in Photoshop. It allows you to paint multiple brush strokes at once to design symmetrical patterns. Click the butterfly icon in a toolbar to enable this mode for tools, such as the Paint Brush, Pencil, Mixer Brush, and Eraser. It also works with layer masks.

Find the right palette in the Color Wheel

Choose an incredible color palette for your artwork, using a Color Wheel in Photoshop CC. It allows you to visualize a full spectrum of colors and empowers you to play with color nuances on your image.

Home screen

Learn about new features, check out the learning content, or quickly access recent files in a user-friendly interface. The Photoshop home screen lets you pick up where you left or create a new project.

What's new in Adobe Photoshop

Version 21.0.2:
Fixed:
  • Lag with many slices visible
  • Issue that prevented using Save for Web if a background save was in progress (Note: Save for Web is still disabled if a GIF background save is in progress)
  • Crash with overlays
  • Program Error when running Open commands run via Insert Menu Item
  • Compositing drop shadow/layer effects
  • Blend If not recording correctly in actions
  • Redraw Vanishing Point
  • Zooming doesn't zoom to the correct area if canvas is rotated
  • Crash when opening password protected protected PDF
  • User permissions are altered/changed unexpectedly after saving a file
  • Security fix
  • Program Error when editing adjustment layer in an action
  • Measure Tool protractor feature
  • Import from iPhone or iPad does not work correctly
  • Tags field was unexpectedly pre-populated (macOS)
  • Crop tool overlays don't rotate correctly
  • Advanced Blending options aren't rendering correctly
  • Strokes/layer effects aren't rendering correctly
  • Tightened hit area for Zoom to Layer Contents so groups aren't also expanded
  • A folder named "Photoshop" is created when saving file to a network drive
  • Temp files fill the scratch disk when working with large documents
  • Clicking on a Smart Object with a tool no longer offered to rasterize

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Caproberts
20 March 2019

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Been using Photoshop since version 1.0 and every new version usually introduces some new exiting feature. This latest version is the first version I had to deinstall and go back to the previous version, as really basic features do no longer work now.
Tasks such as resizing a layer now only allow me to do this proportional, even if I turn the option off and drag on the middle handle. Only way to resize only width, as an example, is to enter a value into the percentage field which takes much longer. Sometimes the handles do not show up at all and you have to switch the view to another document and then come back to the document you want to work on.
Thought this might be caused by the Mac system as I am using the latest system 10.14.3 and rebooting fixes some of the issues for a little while. But then with the same system going back to Photoshop CC 2017 fixes all these issues. The new content aware fill with preview, also nice also crashes and is very slow. Overall cannot use this version of Photoshop due to these bugs.
Wanted to contact Adobe to report these issues, but there is no easy way of contacting the company, or file a bug report, maybe they think they do not have no bugs in their software? Very frustrating indeed.
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Version 20.0.4
incrzr
20 January 2020
21.0.2 is out and PS still unusable. But you like our money right Adobe?
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Version 21.0.1
Tim27
05 November 2019
New version crashes every time I apply a layer effect. Adobe’s QC department is ridiculous. We are paying to beta test their software. 1 star.
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Version 21.0.0
DragonMaster
03 November 2019
Stay away from this app!!! There are much better, totally Mac based, non-subscription Alternatives! This app is bloated, performs raggedly. This is not the way a Mac app is supposed to be!
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Version 20.0.6
Caproberts
20 March 2019
Been using Photoshop since version 1.0 and every new version usually introduces some new exiting feature. This latest version is the first version I had to deinstall and go back to the previous version, as really basic features do no longer work now.
Tasks such as resizing a layer now only allow me to do this proportional, even if I turn the option off and drag on the middle handle. Only way to resize only width, as an example, is to enter a value into the percentage field which takes much longer. Sometimes the handles do not show up at all and you have to switch the view to another document and then come back to the document you want to work on.
Thought this might be caused by the Mac system as I am using the latest system 10.14.3 and rebooting fixes some of the issues for a little while. But then with the same system going back to Photoshop CC 2017 fixes all these issues. The new content aware fill with preview, also nice also crashes and is very slow. Overall cannot use this version of Photoshop due to these bugs.
Wanted to contact Adobe to report these issues, but there is no easy way of contacting the company, or file a bug report, maybe they think they do not have no bugs in their software? Very frustrating indeed.
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Version 20.0.4
2 answer(s)
distreszed
distreszed
19 June 2019
you have to read release notes, it's a new feature. Hold Shift to scale non-proportionally
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Caproberts
Caproberts
20 June 2019
That works but does not make sense whatsoever. Since I have been using computers almost 30 years now holding down the shift key to resize something means to resize it proportionally whoever at Adobe thought this should now be reversed is not quite in their right mind. However since there is a resize keeping proportions button if unticked it should still work as before and not still resize proportional.
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Old-Muley
15 December 2018
Well, I knew this day would come, but Mojave 10.14 broke Photoshop CS5. I guess it's either on to Creative Cloud or learn something new...
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Version 20.0
1 answer(s)
Macmuser
Macmuser
25 May 2019
I'm still using CS 5.1 in Mojave. Is your 'broken' down to not being able to save? If so, the work-around is to save to a USB drive, stick or a ram disk.

However, I am searching for a Photoshop replacement and have hated all I've tried, largely because their interfaces are too small on my 5K monitor.
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gulija-farfara
29 May 2018
The best program ever)
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Version 19.1.3
Meitnik
05 April 2018
They sure make it hard to find release notes for the April 2018 update. I get only two short sentences in their control center. Anybody?? I come to deeply hate Adobe.
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Version 19.1.3
cjred
16 March 2018
Whatever they say... Photoshop is still the king of digital imaging along with all the creative cloud ecosystem...
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Version 19.1.2
mariemorton
19 February 2018
As usual, Adobe can't create somethhing bad
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Version 19.1.1
2 answer(s)
Tim27
Tim27
16 March 2018
That’s kind of a weird comment. Apparently, you’ve never used Illustrator versions 6-11, or InDesign 1 and 2, or Dreamweaver and Flash after they bought Macromedia and tried to “Adobify” the interfaces. I won’t even get into the horrid new overly-complex interface in Acrobat Pro. I’ll stop there.
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Kobalt
Kobalt
25 January 2019
@ Tim27 : I think you're talking to a fanboy. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it'll only ever be a skewed conversation.
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crisderaud
23 January 2018
Still the most powerful image editor on the planet. The new tool Select Subject will be an awesome addition most users will find very useful
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Version 19.1
1 answer(s)
Kobalt
Kobalt
13 February 2018
Select Subject isn't quite as awesome as you seem to think – yet. Let's hope Adobe puts a bit more effort into it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=352&v=boN3nT9nb6k
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incrzr
22 December 2017
It's almost 2018 and PS still uses only 1 core ... sad Adobe, so sad.
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Version 19.0.1
crisderaud
14 November 2017
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 19.0.1 is not yet available as of this morning. It's not an upgrade but a maintenance update not worth getting your panties in a bunch over. Lots of talk here about Affinity Photo, but I think it needs further refinement to even compete with Photoshop. I still pay 10 bucks a month and that's cheaper than buying updates every couple of years.
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Version 19.0.1
k2378395
21 August 2017
If the sniffer crashes or reports a failure, Photoshop displays the message above indicating that it has detected a problem. http://softwaresguide.com/adobe-photoshop-cc/ Adobe Photoshop CC free download disables the Use Graphics Processor option in the Performance panel of the Preferences.
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Version 18.1.1
Artlover_Chris
30 March 2017
Not a review but something we would like to share.
We are a publicity agency that have 8 employees using PhotoShop for over 16 years now. We traveled about any iteration of PS and we do amazing things with it.
Recently we had to look at our budgets because of tight economic reasons. We could easily choose to let go amazing talented people but we first made an exercise how we could keep budget lower at all level without losing integrity and the quality we deliver to our customers.
At some point we got in touch with Affinity Photo. It looked interesting and we settled for two licenses and put two people on it for 2 months to evaluate. After the evaluation we were very excited about Affinity Photo that we now have chosen to make it available to all our people. They all loving it.

What’s in it for us? Adobe’s high yearly license cost has been lowered to only 1 license now. We are not going to renewal our other PS licenses anymore. That’s a HUGE yearly TCO saving for us. It perfectly matched our strict budget and we do not have to cut on quality for our customers.

Some highlights that our employees love:
- Does the same as PS
- Absolutely better working flow compared to PS. Everyone was very excited about the UI
- Plugin support
- MUCH faster compared to PS on the same hardware
- Smaller memory footprint
- The real-time history is awesome and much better and faster compared to PS
- Stepping up to Affinity Photo from PS is not difficult but needs some time
- It is available for Windows and Mac. Noted: Mac version is faster though. Still the Windows version is faster to PS CC on Windows.
- Unbelievable low price - in fact, we are astounded how low they kept the price. It would even sell masses for a higher price (+$300 would even be cheap). The only question we have to Affinity, how did you produce such a high quality tool for such a low price?

Affinity Photo is a major contender for being the best image processing tool on planet earth. It is very professional, highly productive and a joy to use.
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Version 18.0.1
5 answer(s)
Piecyk
Piecyk
15 May 2017
Sounds like a SPAM! 100%.
Affinity Photo is a crap, chunky UI, not intuitive behaviors etc. Definitely not for professionals (yet at least).

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Artlover_Chris
Artlover_Chris
21 October 2017
@Piecyk: I guarantee I am not a spammer or in any way related to Affinity. :-)

I really have to burst your reality bubble . Affinity is incredible stable in our experience and to be honest, your comment shows you never even tried Affinity at all.
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Piecyk
Piecyk
21 October 2017
Hi Chris, well, my bubble is shaped by crappy experience served by Affinity software, for example, it's a CRAP, definitely (have tried this too many times so far).
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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
21 October 2017
@Piecyk; just because you don't like the UI or cannot be bothered to change your ways to work the software you cannot call it crap, it does many things PS cannot do, it is still early in it's life and it will evolve, PS is clunkier in many ways, if you watch all the vidoes that Affinity create you will realise how much better it is than PS, plus at the price I will not be spending money every month for the rest of my life putting all the Adobe executives kids through college !
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Tim27
Tim27
21 October 2017
@Piecyk - I can attest to Artlover_Chris’ post. Affinity Photo is still in its infancy and it is better than any piece of Adobe software currently on the market. This is in user experience, user interface, speed, ZOOMING, you name it.
It is most definitely for professionals. It has never crashed on me yet, when I have at least 3 crashes a week using PS (or a spinning pinwheel that I have to wait up to 4 minutes to stop spinning so I can use the software again).

PS is harboring old code that simply slows it down at doing everything. Even when coping a vector image from Illustrator into PS I get a spinning pinwheel the first time I try to use both apps - every day. This is simply poor programming and I don’t understand how Adobe’s QC dept can’t catch things like this. It is certainly not limited to my computer, because it behaves this way on every computer I’ve tried.

Give examples for why Affinity Photo is bad instead of just saying it’s bad.
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WisdomL0RD
26 March 2017
Photoshop is still the industry standard. And in some respect it deserves to be. However, the new Adobe price policy has forced to look at alternatives. Recently I did found Affinity Photo. And oh boy, this is an awesome PS replacement. It does about the same and in some aspects it even overrules PS (Layers and Tones support). And the best part .. Affinity Photo only costs $50. To all professionals .. don't let the low pricing fool you ! Affinity Photo is on par with PS and is compatibly with all PS plugins. If you are planning to buy or renew you PS license, make sure you check Affinity Photo first. My guess, you will not be disappointed !
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Version 18.0.1
GoldonyJohn
13 June 2016
PhotoShop is my most favorite one if it is not so expensive.
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Version 16.1.2
harryrivers3
21 April 2016
Brilliant image editor for experienced mac users and photographers. Allows everyone to do magic with their images and photos. Though visually polished interface is user friendly it still requires some basic skills and investigation to start. Application window is separated into two sections:the main work space and tools panel. I would like to admit that the number of tools in Photoshop panel is countless. You can start from simple retouching and become a real professional. Photographers all over the world leave their positive feedback about this program. Recommend it.
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Version 16.1.2
Jess-MacUpdate
09 February 2016
Just a heads-up to let any of you using Photoshop CC 2014 know that an update to 15.2.4 was released today (2016.02.09). You'll find it in Related Links.
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Version 16.1.2
ambergarth8
08 December 2015
I'm not a professional, but I love this appl. It allows to experiment with my photos and to make them look more commercial.
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Version 16.1
JayZONE
02 September 2015
Even though I like the application very much, it's too expensive for average users. No?
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Version 16.0.1
1 answer(s)
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
09 August 2016
The app is made for professionals, not average users. It's actually dirt-cheap if you make a living using it.
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CDavid
30 July 2015
Photoshop is one of the best apps ever created for designers and photographers. It's difficult to add something to this statement.
Pros:
- Stable
- Efficient
- Intuitive.
Cons:
- New version is compatible with OS X 10.9 or later.
Bottom line:
Every graphic designer should have Adobe Photoshop installed on his Mac.
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Version 16.0.0
3 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
04 August 2015
@hotmac, if you actually work for a commercial printer you need the Adobe Suite. Otherwise when customers send you files you are SOL. There's no way around it. I've also been using PS since version 2.5. I think it's a great piece of software.
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Tim27
Tim27
05 August 2015
@RavenNevermore, "work for a commercial printer" is the key phrase in your sentence. If you're a professional designer, you don't have to have Photoshop. If you're a commercial printer you do. You also need to be able to take a hundred other file formats if you're a commercial printer.
I've also been using PS since 2.5 (before layers) and bought several upgrades up to CS6. After that I've found alternatives that work just as well - and in some ways better. Affinity Photo for one, Pixelmator for another. They are adequate for website designs (and again, in some ways better) and Pixelmator is great for painting. If Adobe removed the dumb 3D "features" (and I put that in quotes because they suck) and polished the interface more I might consider using it again.
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Cookie08
Cookie08
10 August 2016
CS 2015.5+I have it running in OS X 10.12 beta 5 works just as always fast and well no problems the Suitcase Fusion V18 for fonts activation also works seamless so does FonrtAgent 7
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mickeymike
27 July 2015
The price is a little bit too high for non-professional users. Still, it's the world's best app for editing images. It's fast, it's efficient, it's stable and it's really-really nice! Photoshop leaves behind most of its rivals. Keep doing what you do, Adobe!
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Version 16.0.0
Weasel
17 June 2015
Has anyone ever had this Photoshop CS4 message? "Could not open a scratch file because the disk is not available", then the app quits.
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Version 16.0.0
joem-estes
06 June 2015
Indispensable and reliable!
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Version 15.2.2
ethan11james
03 June 2015
great app
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Version 15.2.2
iamdavid
30 April 2015
I'm totally confused by macupdate,com. This update to Photoshop was released last year. Why is it posted now. What with this sort of thing and Macupdate Desktop simply not working any more. I am thinking of leaving here altogether.
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Version 15.2.2
ultratiem
26 August 2014
There is no such thing as CC 2014 15.1.0. The update was branded 2014.1.0 and released on August 5th. The update mostly brings a slew of 3D modelling enhancements. Details: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2014/08/new-3d-printing-features-and-enhancements-in-photoshop-cc.html
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Version 15.1.0
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Ocd
Ocd
26 August 2014
Correct - vers. 15.1.0 doesn't appear to exist (yet)
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
07 October 2014
There's the marketing branding and then there's the engineer branding which you can see by selecting the app and choosing Get Info. The Version string did say 15.1 (and now 15.2 as of the date I post this).

I think the marketing branding is confusing, so I always look at the technical branding. Which is now 15.2.
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Beige
25 August 2014
license model is terrible
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Version 15.1.0
Haliomaster
25 August 2014
Worst license handling ever. Period
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Version 15.1.0
1 answer(s)
Tim27
Tim27
02 July 2015
To be completely fair (and I hate Adobe) the license model for Quark Xpress several years ago was far worse than Adobe's. They had a physical dongle (remember those?) plus you had to actually CALL their customer service department to activate the software even AFTER having the actual dongle hooked up to your computer. Absolutely awful. Then they had the nerve to charge for every single update (not upgrade, but update) released after that. Once I saw that, I said F you, Quark. So, Adobe is bad, but it's not the worst.
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Markoh
19 June 2014
PS CC 2014 is the best version yet. The subscription thingy still leaves a sour taste in my mouth, but I "bought" PS CC & Lightroom for €12,29 a month. I am starting play with the idea of looking for good alternatives though.
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Version 2014
Ocd
09 January 2014
There's appears to be a major bug with Photoshop CC running on Mavericks (10.9.x) using a Wacom tablet with any driver including the current one. When using the tablet pen with the polygonal lasso tool in PS CC, the lasso closes after a few clicks or it just locks up, rendering it totally useless! This doesn't seem to happen while using a regular USB/wireless mouse, nor does it happen with PS CS5 or PS CS6 - only with PS CC on 10.9.x. This appears to be a Wacom driver bug although it might be an Adobe problem as well. There is no workaround that i can see until Wacom comes up with a new driver that address this issue (as well as others). The only solution for now is to use a previous vers. of PS. This is an infuriating showstopper for anyone who does production work with PS CC.
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Version 14.1.2
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SlyFly
SlyFly
24 February 2014
This bug has been irking me since PS CC was released! Raising this issue with Adobe or Wacom falls on deaf ears, just a bunch of finger pointing. I've learned to just use the mouse/trackpad when using the polygon lasso.
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ultratiem
04 January 2014
On Adobe's blog, they list the 14.1.2 update being released on 9/25/2013: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2013/09/photoshop-cc-14-1-1-update-now-available.html#1412 It lists the following fixes: Today we released Photoshop CC update version 14.1.2 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues: F5 was deleting layers instead of opening Brushes panel Crashing while editing paths Intermittent crash using Generator Issue running actions with Generate>Image Assets enabled OpenGL functionality disabled on some Windows systems with both Nvidia and ATI cards Why is it appearing on MU now?
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Version 14.1.2
DarlaAnne
09 December 2013
I know I will probably get rated super low for this review, but I don't really think it's fair to rate this app because of it's subscription platform, as I see many doing. I am one of the minority who is happy to see Adobe provide different alternatives to their previous "have to rob a bank to afford it" software suite choices. No sooner had I purchased CS5 a few years ago, then CS6 came out, and in this economy, it was very difficult for a small business owner like myself to afford. It was like a dream come true when they came out with the monthly cost. However, speaking ONLY about the actual app. It not only does the job, but it exceeds my expectations with new features I end up using regularly, with every update. And with the new Photography program, I have downgraded from the full CC suite, and I am now only paying $10 a month for not only Photoshop, but Lightroom as well. MU asks us to rate: Features, Ease of Use, Value and Stability. Other than some minor crashes, I've had no problems with using Photoshop CC everyday since they released it. Now, if we were going to rate their customer service, THAT would be where I'd rate them lower. But all in all, I am very happy with Photoshop CC.
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Version 14.0
4 answer(s)
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
24 February 2014
I agree. This app is indispensable for my company, and is well worth the cost. I pay $29.99 a month for the whole CC suite. I know others who pay well over $100/month for cable TV!
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bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
24 February 2014
While I tend to agree with your attitude that members here should not be writing REVIEWs and rating applications (i.e., giving stars) on the basis of criteria outside of those which MacUpdate specifically identifies, since only those speak to the quality or usefulness of the product, we do have the opportunity to COMMENT on relevant issues pertaining to the use of a product, its developer's mode of operation, its licensing scheme, its price vs quality, and any number of a bunch of issues which might provide information that others could find valuable in reaching a decision whether to buy the product or not. Put another way, while I agree that it not fair to apply star ratings or to write REVIEWs of software based on those tangential issues, I do think that the insights offered by members about the non-ratable topics are indeed fair game to be COMMENTed upon. I, for one, would certainly like to be informed that Adobe now uses a subscription licensing scheme based on paying a perpetual monthly fee, rather than selling licenses outright. In my opinion, that kind of blatant greed is a turn-off that sends me recoiling away from their entire product line. In the real world, paying a monthly fee as-you-go might be appropriate, even in the world of high technology, but the kind of software that Adobe produces is not one of them. Not to make excuses for members here who don't quite comprehend the plan here, or who fail to adhere to a policy of making comments instead of star ratings when only comments are called for, but sometimes people get so ticked off by something they don't like that they vote it down by checking a low number of stars as a s a short-hand way of expressing disapproval in the less-than-perfect ratings system that operates here. So, one must always read the comments of the more articulate members to get a balanced picture. Just glancing at the stars will not suffice. Ultimately, the results won't be "fair," but they may be balanced.
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bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
13 March 2014
There’s nothing like between blessed (or cursed!) with an open mind. Accordingly, I wish to comment on this outright-purchase vs. software-by-subscription fee plan that Adobe has implemented. In short, I have come to the conclusion that there is merit in both approaches, depending on your circumstances. So, put aside feelings of whether or not the subscription model is based on “greed” or not, and make your buying decision based on the more salient matters, like does the software do the job you want and is the customer support and customer support adequate to help you out when you need it. You should find that you can actually afford this otherwise very expensive Adobe software, depending on how you budget yourself to use it. What happened to change my mind, you may wonder? As it turns out, I discovered that, based on my own experience and the advice (possibly biased), there is no other third party software application which can cleanly and without distortion open up a multi-layered PSD (photoshop document) formatted file. This discovery compelled to consider using the old Photoshop version 7 which I have residing on a PowerMac G4 mirrored doors computer (still one of the most reliable of the Mac workhorses!), or I had to move forward into the modern era and use a more current version of Photoshop. The triggering event was a collaboration that turned out with a friend of mine who took my Pixelamator-created PSD files, edited them, improved them, and sent back to me his Photoshop-edited PSD files, which, as I was disappointed to learn, I could not always open, and, if I could, the TEXT-based layers had all been flattened in one layer, making it impossible for me to make any substantive changes to his files. Thinking that maybe an intermediate application might cure the problem, I tried using GraphicConverter and other image-editing programs to open his PSD files, I encountered the same problem. During correspondence with Pixemator’s developers, I got confirmation that neither their application, as excellent as I think it is, nor any other fine utility, like GraphicConverter, had the ability to cleanly open Photoshop-created PSD files, due to the proprietary nature of the Adobe programming to which none other than Adobe can employ. Pixelmator indicated that it was moving in the direction of always improving their product and that they would like to be able to provide such clean access to Photoshop documents, but they are not yet there, they may never get there, and I don’t have the time to wait. So, electing to move forward rather than to fire up the PowerMac G4 and use my older Photoshop version 7 application, I had to get a modern version of Photoshop into my arsenal of tools. Approaching the matter with my built-in prejudice against paying a perpetual monthly fee for software, I first thought about buying the application. Adobe does still allow you to buy Photoshop Creative Suite version 6 for permanent use for a one-time purchase of $699, but I consider that a very high price for a casual user like me to pay, regardless of the power and quality of that application. So, I was forced to actually learn about the Adobe Cloud solution and its pay-by-the-month option. I have no intention of summarizing their program in-depth, but if you are on the fence, go to the Adobe website and learn about to reach your own decision. In essence, you pay $20/month for each application you want to use. You can try it out for free for 30 days, before being billed. You can sign up for an annual contract, automatically renewable, and you can cancel at any time to receive a 50% refund on what remains in your contract. So, all of a sudden using a modern version of Photoshop became affordable to me—over the immediate short-term. I could work in sync with my graphic design friend rather than being locked out of the files he would send me: that alone was worth the price of admission for me. What made it sweeter was following up on the mention that member darlanne mentioned about getting a discount in a “photography” program. By following some links at the Adobe.com website, I discovered that Adobe does indeed have a promotion going on through March 31st which allows you to use both Photoshop and Lightroom for half of the normal price you would pay for using any single one of the them for only $10/month for one year. No doubt after one year, I will be asked to continue, but only at the regular retail price, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it, after having experienced one full year of two powerful programs at a bargain rate. So, needless to say, I signed up for the Photography program and I now have Photoshop and Lightroom installed on my Mac Pro. I can open my friend’s PSD files and see his excellent improvements of the rough Pixelmator-generated drafts I had sent them. So, my project can proceed without the speed bump I had encountered when I learned that apparently no other application can open multi-layered PSD except Adobe’s Photoshop itself. If such a consideration is in your work flow, then you might want to include such a subscription to the same program as your colleagues use in order not to negatively impact your own productivity.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
25 August 2014
I agree this was a great thing for people who can't afford to buy these programs. But, when your stop paying, you can't use them anymore. If you buy them outright, you can use them until that version doesn't work anymore.

Clearly this was done to thwart pirating, since they make it easy to afford and hard to hack, since you don't just use a serial number now.

But they should offer standalone versions too. And maybe if Photoshop wasn't $600 more people would buy it instead of stealing it.
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lurkingremlin
08 November 2013
A little OT, but - Update to CS6 has been released as of Nov 7: "Notable bugs fixed (Mac & Win) Transformed text layers have character and paragraph settings that are different/inconsistent from previous versions While transforming type the values are updated correctly in the Character Panel but not the Options Bar Text returns incorrect tracking value after transform. After a transformation, changing leading values for text by scrubby slider unpredictable Multi-line text not rendered correctly in saved PDF files Notable Windows specific bugs fixed While using Photoshop (e.g. Color Picker or Layer Styles) PS launches browser with Help URL and crashes Move Tool context menu to links layers broken"
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Version 14.0
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lurkingremlin
lurkingremlin
08 November 2013
This download link works: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-3146232-10503029?url=http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/photoshop/mac/13.x/Photoshop_CS6_13_0_6_upd.dmg
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Clifford
22 October 2013
I am not a big fan of the direction Adobe had taken with Photoshop CS6 nor CC. Just the other day I had to boot up my computer with an old backup version of OS 10.6 and there was the trusty Photoshop CS4 icon staring at me. I couldn't resist taking the older version for a ride and was amazed at the speed and ease-of-use. Somehow I must have missed how much slower Photoshop CS6 runs compared to CS4 while I had to get used to the new interface. If only OS X 10.8 would allow me to run CS4 I would downgrade in a heartbeat. Since I won't be updating to the creative cloud I am afraid I will be stuck with Photoshop CS6 until incompatibility with an even newer OS X will force me to look for a different photo editing app altogether. It's a real shame after all the money I have invested into Photoshop over the years.
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Version 14.0
Cowicide
24 August 2013
The petition is now close to 40,000 signatures. https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model Add YOUR signature, keep the pressure on. Meanwhile, Adobe and other apologist dolts kept implying the only people complaining were pirates. Now it's been pirated (as I predicted from the beginning), but still here are former CUSTOMERS complaining about the draconian Creative Cloud subscription model. It's not the pirates, stupid. It's the customers. And now there's been a sales drop as well (as predicted). Wake up, Adobe. The public is tired of corporations that don't want us to own anything anymore. Bring back the option for perpetual licensing like it used to be or continue to lose customers and money. And, please quit lying and telling people that you switched to the Creative Cloud subscription model for the good of the customers. Have some dignity, Adobe. Only dolts who lack critical thinking skills believe that, the rest of us haven't been fooled. This subscription model is based upon monopolistic greed and nothing more. I've supported you since the eighties. I've paid for updates of even things that were simply glaring bugs and not feature improvements to keep you in business. The thanks I get after all these many years of supporting you from the very beginning is a pack of lies saying this horrible, new subscription model helps ME and that if I don't like it, I must be a pirate? Adobe. Fire the CEO, Shantanu Narayen and make amends.
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Version 14.0
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Leesa
Leesa
02 January 2014
Its interesting to me that Disney is trying its best to make it so that Consumers can't actually Own any of their Products, and yet they have managed to "Own" Mickey Mouse long past when it should be in the Public Domain...AND... they have the ability to use the Justice Department as their own personal little Police Force.
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Gary30
Gary30
05 January 2014
Notably, Adobe has had truly awful financials. It seems that the market has spoken loud and clear and now the investment community will have its opportunity to put things right. To me, Adobe seems to think like Microsoft. However it does not have the monopoly it thinks it has, competitors are coming out of the woodwork, the print market is dying, and we are seeing the results.
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Cowicide
Cowicide
06 January 2014
Gary30, I agree. It's also time to have CEO, Shantanu Narayen, step down as well.
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Dualie
Dualie
17 January 2014
The print market is still a $70B a year industry in the U.S. Stop making excuses for Adobe.
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Albabe
Albabe
17 January 2014
@ Dualie Are you talking to anyone in particular?
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Dualie
Dualie
24 January 2014
@Albabe Apparently you haven't thoroughly read all the comments in this thread.
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Albabe
Albabe
25 January 2014
@ Dualie Apparently you'd rather be sarcastic than answer a simple question. Kudos!
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Dualie
Dualie
27 January 2014
@Albabe And apparently you'd rather not do any reading before asking a sarcastic question of your own.
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Albabe
Albabe
28 January 2014
@ Dualie And apparently you'd still rather not answer a question but would rather keep posting about your not answering a question. Fantastic circuitous thinking. More Kudos!!!
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Albabe
Albabe
28 January 2014
@ Dualie I forgot to mention that you seem to have no problem posting that you are posting to me, but you had a problem posting who you were posting to originally. Awesome!!!
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471467101m98b
13 March 2015
Why do they think whoever complained about the model are pirates. What they need to understand is that the software is running on users' machine and no matter what they do there's nothing they can do to prevent users to pirate the software since they are running on the our own computer.
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Awado
30 July 2013
To be fair I don't want to rate here now, because I didn't by it and never will. I've been using Pixelmator and GIMP already, but I doubt they will fill the gap, it's not only about retouching, it's also color management and conversion etc.! I hope there will soon be a good competitor. "Perfect Photo Suite" seems promising. Has anyone tried this? Unfortunately MU doesn't list it, so I can't "suggest" it. http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/suite7/
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Version 14.0
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MacUpdate-Ishaq
MacUpdate-Ishaq
31 July 2013
Awado, We actually have a few onOne Software titles listed, including Perfect Photo Suite – both the Standard Edition and Premium edition. https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36927/perfect-photo-suite-standard-edition We have trial downloads available in the listings as well, so try them out, see how they work for you, and let us all know!
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Spudfry
19 July 2013
Tried trial for about 10 days - worse. Slower on my iMac (7,1) than CS6 was (binned in favour of CS5), laggy, some filters take longer (e.g. smart sharpen). Shake reduction filter not worth it for me (I don't work with Photographers who compromise). Will not purchase - paying a monthly subscription for a performance decrease? Come on.
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Version 14.0
SpiessensMark
15 July 2013
I always used PhotoShop (ever since version 3) and it is still a really good image editor. In fact it is still the best imo But Adobe changed the license policy big deal and for an amateur photographer like me, I just cannot pay for this anymore. So I looked into several alternatives and I am now using Pixelmator. I am confident Pixelmator Team Inc will improve Pixelmator in the near future and I bought it at the already low asking price. Very cool and fast image editor ! Note: Gimp is a bit more powerful and free but it crashed so many times I gave up on that one.
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Version 14.0
Xenophile
25 June 2013
Photoshop --> Trash Pixelmator installed and working. Now will Apple devote the resources to develop Aperture into a Lightroom killer so I can rid my computer of this pestilence known as "Adobe"?
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Version 14.0
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Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
09 July 2013
Unfortunately, it doesn't look as if Apple will.
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JBX
19 June 2013
Not buy into this monthly payment thing. I agree with others here, the growing number of other products will do if I can't update or buy new adobe versions.
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Version 14.0
BobDavey3378
19 June 2013
I need more than one app like Photoshop but not the rest of the crap which is the only other option. In the US the monthly cost is $49.99, in the UK £46.88 & in France €61.49. At the current exchange rate using the US price as a base UK should be £31.90 & France €37.28 give or take. The concept is fine but the pricing & structure will force a lot of small business to either not upgrade or as I suspect find a way around it unless they stop ripping us off, especially in Europe.
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Version 14.0
Danmarc
19 June 2013
Can not write a review and it is dangerous to write "never", but I am stopping upgrading now i.e. I will not buy this "solution". Have used PS long time but this renting of software (specially this kind of software) is ridiculous. At least there should be an alternative to this madness but good luck with your "customer support friendly solution". This might actually benefit their competitors, and I might now go the Lightroom way, not optimal but cheaper.
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Version 14.0
papericons
18 June 2013
I usually do not join hate fests but this takes the cake. Adobe probably knew they were going to catch some flack over this and thinks it will blow over in a few months or even a year but in my eyes, this is unforgivable.
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Version 14.0
reves
18 June 2013
Incredibly greedy! Where is the respect of the customers? Shame on Adobe!
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Version 14.0
Kappe
18 June 2013
lol 20 every months
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Version 14.0
jreffner
18 June 2013
Well, I'm done as well. There is no way I'm renting this software. But rather than complain, I'd appreciate Photoshop alternatives. Please feel free to list them for us all. Thanks!
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Version 14.0
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star-affinity
star-affinity
18 June 2013
The problem is there isn't any… :( Well, at least not any that are as capable as Photoshop. But as of current I like Pixelmator and Acorn. But don't expect them to be even close to Photoshop when it comes to features. At the same time they are probably good enough for most of us and very much cheaper than Photoshop.
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Invalid
Invalid
18 June 2013
Photoshop CS6. Just because a new one was released doesn't make the old one any worse!
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jreffner
jreffner
20 June 2013
I will check those two out. Thanks. Also, I agree that CS6 still works, but eventually I'll need to switch. Perhaps it is simply better to switch sooner rather than later.
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Joshmunkey
18 June 2013
[quick rating]
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Version 14.0
Joshmunkey
18 June 2013
Anybody else feel that Macupdate should change "Buy" to "Rent"? I mean, it's just more correct.
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Version 14.0
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Seanc
Seanc
18 June 2013
That's why the "CC" stands for "Credit Card."
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Cowicide
18 June 2013
Like most other longtime Adobe customers, I am sickened by Adobe's greed with their Creative Cloud subscription model. It's time to find and support alternatives. We should all take our money and contribute to GIMP. The petition against the Creative Cloud subscription model is over 30,000 so far... https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model Adobe, you need to fire your CEO Shantanu Narayen and bring back perpetual licenses.
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Version 14.0
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Iturtle
Iturtle
19 June 2013
saw an interview with CEO Shantanu Narayen and he avoided questions regarding this issue in a way that makes you really hate him...
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Iturtle
18 June 2013
greedy. bloated. bugs never fixed. support below zero. updates always far to expensive. and now forced updates. I feel like a factory farming animal. like a cow to be milked for what it's worth. I had enough. bye bye greedobe!
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Version 14.0
A-ep
18 June 2013
Well, Adobe, you want it greedy and you're definitely never satisfied. Well I'm not satisfied anymore either and therefore I leave you alone. There are applications like Pixelmator that cost 15.- bugs and get closer and closer to you. Bye, bye and die!
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Version 14.0
Jjpong
18 June 2013
I wish Macromedia were still here today. Adobe is out of hand.
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Version 14.0.0.221
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Cowicide
Cowicide
18 June 2013
Adobe killed its competition and now they're screwing over consumers. It's time for the Federal Government to break up Adobe. Adobe should fire Shantanu Narayen (their crap CEO) and apologize for pulling this horrible Creative Cloud subscription rental model. They need to go back to perpetual licenses NOW.
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Jessicajazz
05 June 2013
This one I just cannot resist. How much money have I sunk into Adobe apps? And how often have I seen a message saying "update unsuccessful"? And I'm not talking about the Creative Cloud. I refer to 5.5, 4, 3, and on down. Cowicide, I'll sign the petition, expecting as much as I do when I sign a petition against GMO's or Civil Rights abuses. But I'll sign it. Goodbye, Adobe. You said it. It is greed, and it is rampant, it is an epidemic of miserliness. The birth of a new Gilded Age complete with aristocracies, autocracies, and despots. And it works. For now. All empires fall under their own weight, and we hope this holds true for the rulers at the top of Adobe's hierarchy. I too am stuck at 13.01, but this may be a good thing. Their "upgrades" often fail or are wanting in feature-sets. I will not wear anyone's collar. Goodbye, Adobe. We can do without you. Can you do without US?
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Version 13.0.5
Cowicide
04 June 2013
Goodbye, Adobe. https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model
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Version 13.0.5
Invalid
04 June 2013
If you are having trouble installing this update (13.0.5), try downloading the latest Adobe Application Manager from here. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4774 Install it and then run it from /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager/UWA (or type AAM into Spotlight to find it quickly). I couldn't install any CS6 updates for a while either (I think I was stuck on 13.0.1 like the few commenters below me) but after I did this AAM update, my automatic update found and installed 13.0.4 just fine, and now 13.0.5 just fine. For reference I'm on OS X 10.6.8, no Creative Cloud.
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Version 13.0.5
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Filchescat
Filchescat
04 June 2013
Your directions to install the latest AAM worked, and it went through the bells and whistles unlike it's predecessor, but, after it apparently polled my apps, it asked if I wanted to 'TRY' Photoshop CS6 (and all the other CS6 extended suite apps). A fully licensed and installed user-based extended Photoshop CS6 is already present (the 13.0.1 one referenced below). Same with all the other previously installed CS6 extended suite apps - all have 'try' next to the AAM list. I didn't opt for the 'try' because it looks like a download of cloud based apps was ready to wipe out the user based ones that were already installed, yet invisible to the AAM. Thanks - any other update hints are accepted.
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RavenNevermore
04 June 2013
Yet another update that I can't install.... still stuck at 13.0.1.
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Version 13.0.5
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Ed-B
Ed-B
04 June 2013
I don't know if this will help you as each case is "unique". I had problems upgrading also. The Adobe tech that helped me said to apply each and every update with all your plugins disabled. INCLUDING the ones that come "standard" with PS. I was able to use that tip to upgrade to 13.0.5 after it failed the first time with my plugins enabled. For me is is a "meh" update.
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JSteel
JSteel
04 June 2013
Did you try updating using Adobe Application Manager/through the in-app update menu item instead of the download here? When I logged into my system, I had a notification in the menubar from AAM saying that there was an update available. Downloaded and installed, no problems... (which has been the case for all of my CS6 updates, again, all through AAM).
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
04 June 2013
Yes, tried through the application manager. It says I'm up to date. And the download says the update is not for me.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
04 June 2013
See what Filchescat says below. Updates are now for Creative Cloud members only.
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JSteel
JSteel
05 June 2013
Davidravenmoon: I'm not on Creative Cloud (nor will I be), and I was able to update. I have noticed that, for some reason, running AAM stand-alone will not always find the latest updates. However, running AAM from within the application I'm trying to update *usually* does the trick (I just had to do that with Illustrator, for example).
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-M-S-
05 June 2013
Contact Adobe support. If you have a valid individual/purchased serial number (perpetual license) you shouldn't have any issues. The updates generally fail to be found or applied to versions that are downloaded though "other" means. Of course, like all DRM-related tools, false negatives are sometimes a problem. http://www.adobe.com/products/activation/pdfs/CS6_external_starting_3_22.pdf http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2013/06/photoshop-cs6-13-0-5mac-13-0-1-2win-perpetual-license-updates-now-available.html
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Filchescat
04 June 2013
This addresses Adobe's transition away from user based apps to cloud based apps. I have invested thousands in Adobe suites for years - decades if you count non-suite apps and before suites were suites. Up to and including the extended CS6 suite. When I note that PhotoShop is updated to 13.05. I check mine - it's at 13.01. The auto update does not work. I download the 13.05 update offered here (Macupdate) and get a message stating it will not update my 13.01. Adobe chat offers this: One moment please while we route your chat to a representative. Thank you for contacting Adobe Sales. My name is McNeil. How may I help you today? McNeil: Hi, may I have your first name please? you: Hi, This is .I have the complete CS6 suite installed, but I cannot receive the same app updates as those on the cloud - am I now stuck with old CS6 apps? McNeil: We plan to sell CS6 for use on supported platforms indefinitely. Adobe will continue to make Creative Suite 6 available as a perpetual software license, and will provide bug fixes and security updates as necessary. you: So, if my Photoshop shows version 13.01 and 13.05 is being pushed to the cloud and mine won't see the update, what happens? McNeil: We will give you free updates until we have new release but, from the new release onward, you'll not get free updates if you're not in Cloud. McNeil: So, I'd suggest you to buy the Creative Cloud at just $19.99/month now and be an active member to get all future upgrades freely. you: Let me make sure I understand . . . after investing thousands, thousands of dollars over the years updating Adobe suites, I now find that I'm stuck with 13.01 unless I invest more money in a cloud app? Is that right - no more updates beyond 13.01? McNeil: I really understand your point however, most of our customer were moving Creative Cloud. you: Hello? Adobe's waiting for me to pay them $20 a month for an app in the cloud - is that right -- after paying thousands for the local CS6 suite? McNeil: Creative Cloud brings together everything you need to create your best work. We’re delivering incredible new versions of our desktop tools, services that take publishing content to the next level and we’re making it easier than ever for creatives to collaborate and share your work worldwide with just one package. McNeil: Yes, that's right. you: Sorry, I'm just not seeing any connection beyond greed. I know it's not you, but please pass this along to whomever cares - customer support, the boss, whomever. This is going to drive many people away. Thanks for the info McNeil: Since you own the CS6, you'll be qualified for the discount. so the final price will be just $19.99/month instead of $49.99. you: $19.99 = ask those at the Adobe HQ on Park Ave in SJ to look out the window at the homeless and tell me again it's no problem forking over $20 a month for a product I just spent thousands on. Simple greed. I'll be looking for alternatives - Adobe lost a long-time customre. Thanks and bye. Pass this along please. McNeil: I’m happy to help. Is there anything else I can help you with today ?
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Version 13.0.5
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Invalid
Invalid
04 June 2013
Try my workaround above. I just installed 13.0.5 without any issues and I don't have Creative Cloud.
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Kenm22
24 January 2013
Well, it seems that Adobe has finally solved the problem. The 13.0.4 update seems to work fine.
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Penguirl
19 January 2013
Guess that acquisition of Macromedia worked out pretty good… for Adobe.
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Version 13.0.4
Macscooter
17 January 2013
It's pretty simple... I've used Photoshop since it began and a Mac user since 1984 as well. I have Photoshop CS5 and as long as it will work I will NEVER buy from Adobe again... they are consummately greedy but watch what happens the minute a reasonable competitor emerges (and no, GIMP or any of the others aren't there yet)... they will be out of business in a flash (no pun intended). While it is still the best of it's class in software it has become swollen with pointless features integration to other Adobe products. Like Apple they think they can change the color of a tool window and up the price another $100. Their pricing is absurd for value. They still think their market is movie production and high end graphics for Wall Street advertising.
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Version 13.0.4
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
17 January 2013
I don't like their new business plan, but they won't be out of business any time soon. They are too entrenched in the graphics, web, and publishing world. These are not consumer applications. I guess that's why they went to the subscription model, which is a good deal, assuming you are making a living off of their products. It's the same thing with applications like Quark or even Pro Tools. They are expensive, but they are used by lots of businesses. In the printing world there are many even more expensive pieces of software, like the commercial RIP systems. They can be in the tens of thousands of dollars and also need a yearly contract if you want updates and support. I also think Adobe might have gotten tired of people pirating their software. By forcing you into a subscription for new versions, they have eliminated that avenue. Having said that, I usually find some nice new features with each update. I like Photoshop 13 (CS 6) a lot. But it is expensive.
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MisterE
16 January 2013
I have 13.0.1 and this update caused the AAM app to launch which told me the update could not be used on my 'version or product.' I seem to remember a similar thing with Acrobat 11. I ran AAM again and it said PS is up to date at 13.0.1.
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Version 13.0.4
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jreffner
jreffner
17 January 2013
Same here. Exactly.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
17 January 2013
It wont update on my iMac either, probably because I don't have a HiDPI display.
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Sachi
16 January 2013
Why Adobe discriminate not Cloud users by not offering same PS features?
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Version 13.0.4
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Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
16 January 2013
I'm sure you can work that out for yourself!
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Sachi
Sachi
16 January 2013
so best to sit quietly and let corporations do whatever they want without any consequences, all the best my friend
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Tim27
Tim27
17 January 2013
I don't know why people are downrating Nick's answer. He is stating the obvious without actually saying so. Adobe is discriminating because they want your money. They want people to sign up to their subscription-based service to ensure that they hook you into paying a subscription fee every month for the rest of your life until you want to stop using Photoshop (or any other Adobe app). Creative Cloud members come first. Everyone else gets a back seat, even if you've paid them tens of thousands of dollars since 1990 for their software upgrades. They are a greedy company that doesn't care ONE BIT about their user base. If they did, they wouldn't have released CS6 with so many bugs. Photoshop CS6 had so many bugs with the layers panel and text styles that it was almost unusable without disabling some features. I am fed up with Adobe and have begun to replace their software. Pixelmator is a stable alternative to Photoshop and does things that even Photoshop cannot.
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Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
17 January 2013
Thank you to Tim27 for standing up for me. The poster doesn't seem to be able to see the rating for a particular comment so I wasn't aware that I was being downrated! My comment wasn't in any way a defence of Adobe's approach, just that it seems extremely obvious why they are doing what they are doing.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
17 January 2013
Lots of software companies in the printing and publishing field use yearly contracts. And some of those systems are tens of thousands of dollars. This is not consumer software. I don't like their subscription plan either, but on the positive side it allows you to have their entire suite of products, and a few more you can't get retail, for a low monthly price. So I see their intention there. Every business wants your money. That's why they are a business. This way you don't have to lay out $1,400 to get the Master Collection. Or at least don't have to lay it out all at once. Because eventually you will pay them more than that. But by that time you will also have what ever updates they have, pretty much for free, as long as you are paying the $49.00 a month. It's cheaper than cable TV. This is probably also a measure to stop people from pirating their software, or at least make it harder. I'm still using CS 6, and will use it as long as it works. After that I'll have to make a decision.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
17 January 2013
@Sachi, no you have a choice not to use it. You can't force them to do what they want, but by not subscribing to the Creative Cloud they will see what people think of it. Unfortunately businesses will certainly subscribe to the cloud. I have never walked into a graphics job without seeing Adobe software. These days that's all I see, since most places use InDesign and not so much Quark anymore. And they always have the latest versions. That's not going to change any time soon. I'm NOT sticking up for Adobe, but this is the reality of the situation.
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ultratiem
16 January 2013
13.0.2 added HiDPI images. Then 13.0.3 added HiDPI images. Now 13.0.4 adds HiDPI images. Some have gleaned that Adobe has quietly fixed some errors that would revert licensed copies to trials (I do believe they made that public in one of the release notes). But what about this one? Or are they just going to parrot the same thing for the next 10 updates?
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Version 13.0.4
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Joshmunkey
Joshmunkey
16 January 2013
From the looks of the information gleaned from their blog, Adobe lists the issue fixed for 13.0.4 as "Trial screen displays when you open Photoshop CS6 - When you open a copy of Photoshop CS6 that you purchased, a notice displays that you can try this product for 30 days".
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ultratiem
ultratiem
16 January 2013
That's cool. So it took 'em 3 versions to get the trial issue fixed. These guys man. What's QA?
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Cowicide
Cowicide
16 January 2013
Joshmunkey, they need to stop hiding this info on the !@#$%ing blog and put it with the release notes where it's easy/quick to find. Adobe, quit wasting our time with your ineptitude.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
16 January 2013
To be fair, Apple does the same frustrating thing in their equally vague release notes. I'll get a Software Update that iTunes #.01 or #.02 is out, and the new features listed are the same as when iTunes #.00 came out.
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Kihoalu
22 December 2012
Wow! I am a loyal fan of Adobe, despite the problems with Flash & Acrobat as a conveyance of malicious trojans. People who dive into a trial without knowing what it will do to their existing registered software, are a little wreckless & that alone does not encourage or dissuade me from the product. Reading all the gripes: Is this still developed in the US?
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Version 13.0.3
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superg
superg
22 December 2012
I don't believe that your "wreckless" characterization applies to many of the people the people who downloaded and installed the 13.0.3 update. Here's what happened to me, a Mac user since 1984, Photoshop user since the early 1990s, and one who has installed countless updates to many Adobe products over the years. While PS CS6 13.0.2 was running, I checked for updates by clicking on Updates under Photoshop's Help menu. This opened the Adobe Application Manager, which informed me that the 13.0.3 update was available. After downloading and installing the update, on first launch of Photoshop it defaulted to the PS CS6 Extended version, and I was politely informed by a window that opened that I was running a trial version of PS CS6 Extended. I got on the phone with Adobe support after not being able to figure out what to do, and after about a half-hour of back and forth with an Adobe service rep (who was polite and very helpful), we solved the problem. I clicked on a link that was in the window that informed me about the trial version of PS CS6 Extended and re-entered my PS CS6 serial number, which was accepted by Photoshop. After then quitting and relaunching Photoshop, I was back in the regular CS6 version and was duly registered. Adobe really messed up this upgrade by forcing registered users into a confusing Extended trial version, but I'm pleased that the Adobe rep was able to help me work this out without having to go through a complete reinstall of PS CS6 or a downgrade. I wouldn't characterize the actions I took in attempting to upgrade from 13.0.2 to 13.0.3 a "dive into a trial without knowing what it will do to their existing registered software." I was simply following Adobe's advice to perform an incremental upgrade from one version to the next.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
22 December 2012
Sorry Kihoalu, but if you had dropped by the Adobe website's user forums you would see that this has nothing to do with what you've assumed. Numerous long-time users with legitimate licenses would boot up Photoshop and it would say "Trial Expired." Naturally, if you paid for the software legitimately and you can't use it, that is a big problem.
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
30 December 2012
I can't seem to reply to the replies... The difference between a TRIAL and an UPDATE is at issue. A TESTDRIVE TRIAL, if one has the previous version of the software installed, should probably be installed into a new user environment - a separate user account in order to keep a working account pristine. That said, most people probably don't manage their machines this cleanly. It does sound as though Superg & Neutralzone applied this as an update - and were locked out of their working copy software & it was not a case of user error (which is a fairly common source of complaint here). I stand corrected!
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Steepleton
Steepleton
16 January 2013
Kihoalu, as far as i know the trial licensing is not quarantined within the present user account, but to the whole mac- otherwise you could keep creating new user accounts every 30 days and never have to buy it. so installing a trail version under a test account wouldn't protect your main account's install
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Kenm22
21 December 2012
Do not use this updater unless you want to go to Photoshop Extended Trial Version. I was fortunate enough to get 13.0.2 to work but it took the manual removal of all Adobe files except fonts from my Mac. After that 13.0.2 worked when updated from within the application. I wasn't so lucky with 13.0.3. Updating from within the application yielded Extended Trial again. So, I had to manually remove all Adobe files from my Mac, then install 13.0 and update it with the external installer I saved to 13.0.1. Don't make the mistake of thinking that Adobe's uninstaller will allow you to go back to the earlier version. I tried that with the 13.0.2 updater and it didn't work. Adobe advises they are aware of the problem and are working on it.
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Version 13.0.3
1 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
21 December 2012
Wow, Adobe is going to !@#$%. They need to pull this "update" NOW. I hate the fact I have to always test their updates on a clone and see what it wrecks first. It's uncompensated wasted time instead of being productive. Adobe, are you still making products for professionals? Just wondering...
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Rotuared
20 December 2012
***** Ich kann seit heute Photoshop nicht mehr öffnen. Eine Katastrophe!!! ***** Es öffnet sich lediglich der Adobe Applikation Manager mit der Aufforderung, die Photoshop Extended-Testversion zu abonnieren oder zu testen. Für den Test ist eine Anmeldung erforderlich. Eine Möglichkeit auf beide Varianten zu verzichten gibt es nicht!
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Version 13.0.3
2 answer(s)
Prlab
Prlab
20 December 2012
I can't read German, but I noticed the word catastrophe in there.
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Rotuared
Rotuared
21 December 2012
***** I can not open Photoshop since today. A disaster! ***** It is merely the Adobe Application Manager opens with an invitation to subscribe to the Photoshop Extended trial or test. For the test, a login is required. To give an opportunity to both versions do not exist! Supplement: Update on the lower left button (light gray). There, the key must be entered again. Why? No idea! The whole thing looks to want to cash in as the trial before Christmas again sneaky.
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timmerk
20 December 2012
13.0.3: "Enables support for new HiDPI displays" 13.0.2 did this.. what is new in 13.0.3?
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Version 13.0.3
5 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
20 December 2012
According to Adobe the release notes are the same as they were for 13.0.2 (definitely odd) http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5448. I haven't found any additional information. If you come across anything, please let us know and I'll add it to our listing :)
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Cowicide
Cowicide
20 December 2012
Sounds to me like something was wrong with 13.0.2 and it was pulled and replaced by 13.0.3. Shame on Adobe for not being upfront with its customers and documenting what the issue/fix was. Not professional, Adobe.
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Cowicide
Cowicide
20 December 2012
Ah, after my last post above, I just looked lower in this thread and found where there was issues with 13.0.2 making PS turn into a demo version. Would be great if Adobe would at least acknowledge their flub with 13.0.2 and announce the fix in 13.0.3, but I guess they hope they can just unprofessionally sweep it under the rug and hope no one notices. Lame, Adobe... lame. I'm rooting for apps like Pixelmator and Gimp to overtake them. Adobe is too big for its britches (and professional customers apparently).
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
21 December 2012
Here is an Adobe blog post with some more specific information. I saw it on an Adobe post on Twitter. Apparently there were some crashing bugs that this release needed to fix. http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2012/12/photoshop-13-0-313-1-1-updates-now-available.html
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Cowicide
Cowicide
21 December 2012
Thanks, NZ. Now Adobe needs to make this info more accessible. It wasn't on the Adobe update info page (when I checked yesterday).
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aduska
20 December 2012
If you use this updater (it´s the same result if you update from the Help menu) one gets a Photoshop CS6 Extended Trial version. Adobe support knows no solution to this bug. Hands off !!!
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Version 13.0.2
2 answer(s)
Mousee
Mousee
20 December 2012
Confirmed what aduka said. I had to reinstal after upgrading to 13.0.2 with the stand alone version of the upgrader, as Adobe had no other solution. I then upgraded to 13.0.2 from the Help menu but after a few days Photoshop switched again to Extended demo (with only 24 days left which means something was left behind from the 1st time, Guess it has to do with the App. Manager, not Photoshop itself). I am now at CS6 13.0.0 and will stay there until Adobe addresses the issue, and above all solves it. Although the fact that they put a new apparently faulty upgrade out before resolving the "Extended demo" problem is not encouraging.
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Dualie
Dualie
20 December 2012
Confirmed, I had a similar issue. I had to reactivate after updating.
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Spudfry
13 December 2012
Been running CS6 for 4 weeks now - going back to 5 from my backups - slow, sluggish, cursors keep disappearing/exhibiting odd behaviours, & I find in some workflows I have to do more to achieve the same results - surely the point of new releases is to optimise workflow, not compound it with more steps. My one devout wish as a prepress & compositing operator is that someone - ANYONE - come up with an alternative to this bloated, aged & increasingly resource-hungry monster. In all honesty, CS4 was the most useable version for me - everything after that has been bloat. I don't buy software to troubleshoot it, & this version has been a pile of misery I'm sad to say.
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Version 13.0.2
Septimus
13 December 2012
I am a loyal paying customer and am very annoyed that the new Photoshop features are for Creative Cloud subscribers only! I own CS3 Master Collection, CS4 Design Premium, CS5.5 Design Premium and CS6 Design Premium. Check out the new features of PS Creative Cloud version: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2012/12/new-exclusive-photoshop-features-for-creative-cloud-members.html
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Version 13.0.2
Macfoto
13 December 2012
Due to the current update problems & permanent new installations for every update...
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Version 13.0.2
Holypoly
11 December 2012
PS6 13.0.2 is out.
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Version 13.0.1
5 answer(s)
Iturtle
Iturtle
11 December 2012
so? what is macupdate for then? :)
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Kenm22
Kenm22
11 December 2012
DO NOT USE THE STANDALONE UPDATER. UPDATE FROM WITHIN PHOTOSHOP'S HELP MENU. I downloaded and ran the standalone updater on Photoshop CS6 Standard. The result was Photoshop CS6 Extended, Trial Version. After trashing the Photoshop Folder and reinstalling I tried again with the same result. I ran the Adobe uninstaller and reinstalled Photoshop again. I then ran the update from within Photoshop. It would not update. I had to manually remove virtually everything Adobe and then reinstall. After that the updater from within Photoshop worked.
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Mousee
Mousee
12 December 2012
I can confirm what Kenm22 said, updating with the standalone updater transform Photoshop CS6 into the Extended version, demo mode. In a chat with Adobe at the moment but I'm afraid the only solution is a removal/reinstall process.
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Macfoto
Macfoto
13 December 2012
When I try to update CS6 to 13.0.2 I get this error code: U44M1P6! (see also: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058210#4661269) Adobe says: uninstall & reinstall Photoshop CS 6 (again)! Wow, i must do it for every update?! Nice Feature!
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Macfoto
Macfoto
13 December 2012
Kenm22: the same thing happened with my Photoshop installation - photoshop lost my serial number and voila: a Photoshop Extended trial version!
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Macs-Pain
25 October 2012
Photoshop Extended not usable. And way too many bugs which are there since CS4, such as changing the shortcuts for channels. Turning off that useless application window makes photos to stay behind the toolbars if increasing the view with cmd and + No chance to use the lasso tool etc. because the photo won't scroll because the tool bars are hiding a large part of the picture. Placing PDF files as smart objects renders strange white lines into the smart object. These lines normally are just displayed in Acrobat around transparencies. Photoshop now is rendering these lines into the picture. -> Not usable If I had bought Photoshop myself I would want my money back. Now. But in work I think I can wait for CS7 and hope this will be fixed. Til then I still will use CS5.
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Version 13.0.1
2 answer(s)
Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
11 December 2012
Update 13.0.2 still no bigs fixed, still not usable.
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Macs-Pain
Macs-Pain
21 December 2012
Update 13.0.3 Still no bugs fixed. Fuck you, Adobe.
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Tim27
31 July 2012
This is just a comment, but to MacUpdate, what is really interesting is that in Safari and Chrome when I do a search for "photoshop", it doesn't show up in your search results. However, when I do a search in Firefox it shows up fine. Why would that be?
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Version 13.0
Zapp-Brannigan
03 July 2012
Photoshop CS6 is still a monster to master if you aren't familiar with the program. Fortunately, I am. Getting it to be more "mac" like instead of a Windows program (which it defaults too), was painful. Why it won't ask you to import your prefs from CS5.5 is beyond me. But what is truly galling is the lack of new features it brings to the table for the price tag to upgrade. None of which is a deal breaker, but it does make you wonder what they were thinking in asking for the price of the product. I still fire up CS5.5 as I basically don't think this version is anything to shout from the rooftops.
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Version 13.0
3 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
31 August 2012
I wouldn't call the new GUI a Windows program. I assume you are talking about the application frame? That's becoming common even on Mac apps. Photoshop was one of the few Windows programs that did not use an application frame, and actually had a floating menu bar at the top of the screen. So it's not like they brought it over from the Windows version, because that didn't have it either. I don't mind the application frame, but I usually shut it off. I know some people who like it because they find seeing the desktop distracting. I never understood that.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
31 August 2012
It doesn't default to being "a Windows program." It defaults to having one big window that everything lives in...like, you know, Mac-unfriendly apps like Apple iPhoto, Apple Final Cut Pro X, etc.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
31 August 2012
Which is something even the Windows version of Photoshop never did. So this isn't because it's in Windows, this is a new feature for both platforms. It's mote about covering up the desktop, along with the dark interface, so that you can focus on the image better. It's easy to turn off, but as I said some people I know like it. I'm on the fence about it.
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Shraddha
29 June 2012
I was hesitant to spend so much on the new Photoshop CS6 from Adobe because I thought, no software can be worth so much. But boy did it prove me wrong, I've gone from creating 1 full-fledged comic artwork in 2 days to creating 2 complete artworks in 1 day. Trust me, buying Photoshop CS6 from http://shop.adobe.com/in?sdid=JUMTL is the best decision I ever made.
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Version 13.0
1 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
11 December 2012
MacUpdate, it'd be nice to have a SPAM alert button for posts like these.
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Raddle
12 May 2012
I bought PS 5.5 just two months ago. Now they want me to pay $399 to upgrade to this (the same price as for people who upgrade from CS4). That's... not going to happen, Adobe.
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Version 13.0
dgg321982
08 May 2012
I am here mainly to comment on the link "Buy" and "Visit Developer's Site" above. When I clicked on them, they redirect me to an emjcd.com, which is immediately blocked by Norton dns. A Google search told me it is a malware site. In fact, the Flash CS6 page has the exact same symptom. How on earth does macupdate provide such links to users? Is macupdate hacked? Thanks.
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Version 13.0
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-M-S-
-M-S-
10 May 2012
Norton is incorrect (not really surprising, imo). emjcd.com is a Commission Junction affiliate link (cj.com). Commission Junction is one of the largest affiliate services in the world. There is no malware involved. Using that link simply provides us with a small piece of revenue if you end up buying the title from Adobe. Rest assured everything posted to MacUpdate is manually checked & verified to be good. (I am changing your 3.5 star "rating" to just a comment, btw.)
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Rlevent
07 May 2012
This will not install on a case sensitive volume. I therefore cannot install it on my boot drive unless I reformat it, which I am not willing to do. This is the only program that has ever given me this problem. Completely lame and sloppy programming. I paid for this program and now I cannot use it.
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Version 13.0
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Limestone
Limestone
07 May 2012
If you're able to install it on a disk image formatted as non-case sensitive you might be able to get it to work.
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Neutralzone
Neutralzone
07 May 2012
Giving it one star for that is pretty extreme. Having used PS for several versions, the case sensitivity limitation is nothing new. In fact I just looked up CS6 system requirements and guess what it says very clearly: "...cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system." I would call that a completely lame and sloppy purchase and installation without even bothering to understand the long-established requirements of what you were buying.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
08 May 2012
Why would you have a case sensitive volume? It serves no purpose at all. That's your fault, not Adobe's.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
08 May 2012
Oh, and this was a problem way back with CS4: http://www.finiteloops.com/weblog/?p=33 What version of Adobe CS have you been using? Case sensitive volumes are not worth the hassle, unless you are trying to be übergeek and pretend you are running a true Unix install.
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arpi
arpi
22 August 2012
You can check out this solution, this worked for me, you need to modify the Makefile to point to the CS6 install. Also pointing to the CS6 updater, you can also update the installed CS6. https://bitbucket.org/lokkju/adobe_case_sensitive_volumes
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The-Jtizzle
07 May 2012
Been using CS6 for about 2 weeks now in trial mode awaiting my serials from Adobe and all I can say is this baby is fast. The new content ware features save a ton of time and the new UI makes it much easier to use for extended time periods. I haven't had time to use the other tolls much yet, but this is the first Photoshop I have been excited for in a while.
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Version 13.0
1 answer(s)
Zapp-Brannigan
Zapp-Brannigan
03 July 2012
Wait till you start adding plugins. CS 5.5 was fast too, but after installing a few plugins it went back to being slow. Too bad they can't figure out a way to only have plugins initialize when you absolutely need to use them.
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gatovadio
19 April 2012
so, is this a drag & drop install already? (sorry, when i can't sleep i get an irony rush at mu).
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Version 13.0.0
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
08 May 2012
Yes, except the installer does all the dragging and dropping... ;)
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THEE:LEE
26 March 2012
To be honest I think the current trends of, change the look a little bit, change the icon and add a small amount of features and add yet another stupidly high price tag is just getting stupid. I think all the features of CS4, CS5 and CS6 may just qualify as one update and those still should not cost the amount to upgrade once.. It's a good piece of software but there is never enough added to the updates to make them worth the price.
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Version 13.0.0
papericons
22 March 2012
I'm going to give a quick review the software itself. The new default interface is great, everything is contained within one dark gray window. At first I hated it but within a minute I was sold. The brushes and palettes are all contained within this window. The brushes and palettes can be detached if needed. The file you are working on is set within the window so the outer periphery can easily be seen. While doing some basic editing, the temperature of my computer sometimes increased by about between 20-40F. A couple small issues I had with CS5 have been corrected (control z sometimes would not step back unless I did it three times and the Spot Healing Brush would leave a trail until I scrolled the image, saved it or used the tool again and no more problems with the Rectangular Marquee Tool). My initial impression of CS6 is that it is much better than CS5.
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Version 13.0.0
Uweise
22 March 2012
„Installation nicht möglich“ - Programm wurde nicht installiert ???
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Version 13.0.0
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Pir-anha
Pir-anha
23 March 2012
that's all it says? have you checked your console? i ran into such a problem with CS4 -- i have a case-sensitive system drive, and that seemed to make CS4 profoundly unhappy, without exactly telling me why it was unhappy; ihad to figure that out myself. well, it makes ME profoundly unhappy that such a large company can't get their act together -- at least CS4 i could install on a different, case-insensitive drive, but with CS5 adobe disallowed even that. i've had plenty of other upgrade and install problems over the years; anyone who doesn't is lucky -- good for them, but that doesn't invalidate the complaints. so, maybe you have an issue like that? you need to give more detail if anyone is supposed to help you. does anyone know whether CS6 finally deals with case-sensitivity like a professional program?
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Revco
22 March 2012
Do I or don't I try the beta? Just worried about all the krap it's going to install everywhere (as is adobe's style).
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Version 13.0.0
Utrunn
15 December 2011
Adobe's new annual release model is a real turn off. Having to pay each year for a version that is 0.5 newer is a real pain and the subscriptions don't really make it that much better.
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Version 12.0.4
1 answer(s)
Moxiesozo
Moxiesozo
22 March 2012
Except we really *don't* have to pay. Vote with your pocketbook and REFUSE to pay for the 0.5 versions! Subscriptions are generally for desperate people and are a poor choice for the long-term.
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Sforf
03 December 2011
Once again Adobe does Microsoft... I buy the upgrade, install the upgrade, then use Adobe's CS4 "uninstall" app and it trashes my system and CS5... classic bumbling. And they wonder why people are flocking to Apple even with its hiccups...
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Version 12.0.4
8 answer(s)
Jauhari
Jauhari
22 March 2012
I am agree... it's a time to STOP UPGRADE our Adobe... let's stuck in current version...
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Sanchai
Sanchai
22 March 2012
Could not agree more than this! Adobe is raping us all by updating and charge us. Not much improvement in each release, only incremental We have to strike Adbe by stop upgrading!!!!
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
22 March 2012
I've never had an issue with an Adobe install, or uninstall. I just uninstalled CS4 the other day since I had been using CS 5 for a while now. Nothing broke. :)
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Sanchai
Sanchai
22 March 2012
Well I'm on CS 5.5 now and soon will have to pay to get to CS6? Too much and too often Adobe!!!
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
22 March 2012
@Sanchai, I wasn't talking about paid upgrades. I was referring to Sforf saying that installing Adobe apps "trashes" his system. I've been using Adobe stuff since Photoshop 2.5, and never had that happen. You don't have to upgrade to a new version. Same with your computer and OS. I like using the newest versions because I use this stuff professionally, but I was on CS 4 for a long time and it didn't stop working because there was a new version out. ;)
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Dualie
Dualie
22 March 2012
Well maybe YOU Davidravenmoon don't have to upgrade, but you clearly don't speak for commercial users you must upgrade the CS suite because compatibility with customers is a requirement, not a preference. As for uninstall problems, you also conveniently ignored what the OP actually said. He uninstalled a version HIGHER than his current CS and the uninstaller trashed his current version. Your lack of issues over the years has meaning only to YOU. Some of us have also been using Adobe products for decades and can recall numerous install/uninstall/upgrade/update issues, some serious, some less so.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
22 March 2012
@Dualie: No, I do upgrade. We weren't talking abut me. You also don't hear me complaining. If you use software to make money, you have no reason to complain. Either buy the upgrades or don't. Also, there's absolutely no reason to upgrade Photoshop for compatibility. Unlike InDesign or maybe Illustrator, Photoshop files are backwards compatible. Assuming you have that option toggled, and you should. I think you need to read the OP's post again. I quote: "I buy the upgrade, install the upgrade, then use Adobe's CS4 "uninstall" app and it trashes my system and CS5." So the OP installed the upgrade, (CS5) and uninstalled CS4—the older version— with the older versions uninstaller, and said it trashed his system and the CS5 install. Stop and read it again if you like. All I said is I never had a problem installing or uninstalling Adobe software, with the exception of some of their inane Flash based installers that used to be quite buggy. This was mostly with Acrobat X Pro. We all remember those updaters, right? When that happened I stopped installing the updates to Acrobat until they fixed the matter. Currently I'm using CS 5.5. I still had CS 4 installed as a backup, and as I said, I just uninstalled that last week with no issues. I also removed Quark 8 since 9.2.1 is working nice and solid now. Can't keep the old versions forever. :)
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Raddle
Raddle
23 March 2012
What @Davidravenmoon said. I've been using PS since it didn't even have a number, and it's never trashed my system. I'd also happily been doing professional work with PS CS - a very, very old version - until recently: only upgraded because it broke with Lion. The new version's nice - but my clients won't know the difference. Your IT problems and your chagrin about upgrading don't constitute a review - so don't assign a star rating.
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THEE:LEE
10 November 2011
Love Photoshop, rely on it for my personal life and work! Free software like GIMP don't live up to the match especially with it running X11. CS5 with content aware made my life even easier as I used to have to use the healing brush. It's a shame to see that Photoshop didn't really get updated with CS5.5 but I have high hopes for CS6!
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Version 12.0.4
Cowicide
06 November 2011
Hmm... Macupdate? Photoshop has been up to 12.1 (aka CS5.1) for a long time now.
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Version 12.0.4
1 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
22 March 2012
Sort of. 12.1 is part of CS5.5 but it's effectively identical to 12.0.4 (which is probably why no updater was every released). http://forums.adobe.com/message/3703554
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DirkTheMenace
15 August 2011
Still the most powerfull editor to date. The masking options are the best ever seen. Worth the high asking price
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Version 12.0.4
jjalex
02 August 2011
Well the power is certainly there, but the user interface just sucks, and the pricing is ridiculous.
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Version 12.0.4
1 answer(s)
gatovadio
gatovadio
06 August 2011
actually, for this type of application, i think it has the best user interface. who wants to keep dragging floating palettes away from your working photo all the time, specially when you zoom in and you can't access some photo areas with the scrollbars because they get hidden by palettes and bars?
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B-astard-33
03 May 2011
Buggy update see: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/846634?tstart=0
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Version 12.0.4
Corpsecorps
15 May 2010
Just _so_ much more impressive than CS4. (8^/ Works slightly more logically with "Spaces", but has generally caused quirks right round the system. Loads quicker but causes unusual bursts of CPU activity, and some operations (Noise reduction is one that comes to mind) work more slowly. In fact, I'm getting longer pauses and less snappy reaction in many places. Long thought the interface could use some reworking. For the first time ever, in the "Save for Web" preview/optimization screen I see tearing when dragging the image around. Tried all 3 OpenGL settings, of which "Normal" gave the best results, but even with "Vertical Sync" on, tearing is readily visible as if it doesn't apply there. This is _with_ the best non-ridiculously priced graphics card for my Mac Pro 1,1: the NVidia 8800 GT. When some features became "Optional Installs" under CS4 I was perplexed and annoyed. Now, of course, those are mostly unusable except in 32bit mode. I'm still in early exploration stage. Perhaps I'll write a real review once everything shakes out. For now, my reaction is "meh". Same for Adobe's general direction over the past several years, prior to which I thought they were gods.
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Version 12.0
1 answer(s)
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
03 July 2010
Adobe is in major need of a shake down. Too many renegade developers within the Adobe firm pulling in different directions. They took a GREAT creative suite and made it a complete mess. The install process is aweful, especially for enterprise. So much time, effort and money is spent compensating for incompetence on the Adobe development side that third party solutions are becoming more and more viable. Google for these: Pixelmator VectorDesigner PDFopenPro Adobe has a bullseye painted on their back. The only thing that will save them is a *massive* restructuring and restaffing on the development side. Once Adobe gets back to adhering to the Apple Software Delivery guidelines, they might just start to turn that huge ship so it's heading in the right direction again. Someone at Adobe has been sleeping at the wheel. Too many renegades in the firm tearing things apart. The whole "one code set across platforms" idea was a very bad idea. Adobe are starting to realize it. Maybe CS6 will be written properly...with resources put into *correct* locations...with *proper* Apple pkg/mpkg installers...maybe not... Don Montalvo, TX
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Version 12.0.1
lostczech
13 May 2010
I think they are some tiny things that need to be polished in a 12.0.1 style update, but overall this version launches in a fraction of the time of previous versions. I also really like the workspaces feature which allows me to have different tool arrangements based on my task at hand (ex. GIF work for a web site vs. Photo retouching). I did not upgrade, I uninstalled and started fresh.
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Version 12.0
St00pid-M0nk3y
02 May 2010
Is anyone going to review the program at all, or is everyone just going to complain about the update process? Nobody is forcing you to upgrade and I don't think your world will explode and you'll be incapable of performing high end activities without upgrading. I used to have the mindset that I always need the latest and greatest or my OCD will make my brain explode... but honestly if the program(s) you have now is/are doing exactly what you need to, there's no reason to upgrade in the first place.
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Version 12.0
R33c3
01 May 2010
Photoshop, if you know the program is incredible fantastic for particular editing. A lot of University base's around this product. Its more than a Gig to download though, which is massive. Probably better off buying it on DVD.
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Version 12.0
Maclover1-1
12 February 2010
Adobe CS5 is going Cocoa 64-bit.. and I think it is a smart move because CS3 and 4 have irked me and I feel I'm not the only one !!!! We'll see if they get back on track, where they belong... with CS5 ! If you wanna be the top dog.. you also gotta be the top dog technologically as far as I'm concerned ! Not just in Ad Campaigns and presence all over the place.
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Version 11.0.1
Corpsecorps
29 January 2010
Nothing since 11.0.1? It's far from bug and quirk free, and some of the UI decisions Adobe has made in CS3 & CS4 are baffling. Many UI render bugs behavior quirks from CS2 are STILL here, or have been replaced by new ones. Actually the whole Suite thing has gotten out of hand. Nice that they can interract, but it would be better if the apps were more consistent and also worked better as individual, separate entities if desired. I don't care for apps (even this huge and complex) that scatter resources, libraries, and other files all over the system. Using Photoshop and other parts of CS4 seems too much like using beta software on a windoze machine. Indeed, it's got a lot of Mac-specific snags. It's feeling more bloated than ever and UI tweaks and consolidations aren't doing much to hide the growing clunkiness imparted by umpteen zillion features and palettes. X^b Toss the 3D crap and put it in a separate app. At this point i wouldn't mind the relearning that would accompany a major interface overhaul, if some truly innovative streamlining and intuitive changes were made for CS5. If i knew an application that had all of the 30 or so most useful and important features of this, combined with a really first-rate intuitive interface for about half the money, i'd snap it up! But it's like cable TV. You have to buy the biggest most ridiculously priced package to get the 10 channels you want because they're spread out across multiple non-overlapping deals.
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Version 11.0.1
JasonE
23 September 2009
While I want to be able to give five stars, this version of Photoshop is the absolute worst version since 1.5. It crashes more than every other application on the machine combined, even after disabling their so-called killer feature of OpenGL acceleration. Drag a layer, crash; come back from screen saver, crash; stretch a type box, crash; numerous other things, crash. Like others, it slows the machine down after long periods of time, fills the logs with stupid errors that are still unresolved from Adobe. Only thing Adobe offers for the log errors is to wipe it out and reinstall the suite. Apps are suppose to get better. Photoshop started going backwards at CS3. Anyone that needs stability needs to wait until the next version, because this is the polar opposite. Adobe has taken after their old nemesis Quark and spent more time on copy protection than stability of the application that built their company. Photoshop CS4 (11) will cost you tenfold more in time and frustration than you spent on the whole CS.
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Version 11.0.1